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The verses were claimed by an inferior poet , Bathyllus , who received a
handsome reward . This vexed Virgil , who posted the same couplet again , with
the following half - lines below : “ Hos ego versiculos – Sic vos non vobis ” . the
latter four ...
It is said to represent the admiration of Virgil for a young slave whom he saw at
the house of his patron Asinius Pollio , and whose beauty he thus celebrates , in
the conventional style of pastoral verse . The story further goes that Pollio ...
This form of verse is called Amæbæan ( dpoißaios , responsive ) . The couplets
are wholly disconnected , some of them mere squibs flung out , it is supposed , by
the poet at his rivals . Though the Amæbæan verse Greek , and the poem itself ...
Seizing the occasion of the expected birth of this infant , in these verses , in which
also certain vague prophecies are commemorated , Virgil celebrates the new
hope of Italy . In the predictions of Italian priests , a new “ secular month , ” that of
At his request that the poet would sing some epic strain , Virgil sent him the
following verses . He would fain , he says , have sung the heroic deeds of Varus ;
but Apollo checks his flight , and he introduces Silenus instead , who recounts a
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